Greyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2183 times:
That "greatest athletes" thread got me thinking.... For you baseball fans, if you could make up a team with WHOEVER on it, what would it look like?
My Pitching Staff:
Walter Johnson, Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan, Greg Maddux and Roger Clemens in the starting rotation
Mariano Rivera, Dennis Eckersley, Trevor Hoffman, Lee Smith, Eric Gagne and John Smoltz in my bullpen (with Smoltz spot starting if need be).
OF Ricky Henderson (no, not now that he's ready for the Shady Acres Retirement Home)
2B Rogers Hornsby
OF Babe Ruth
OF Hammerin' Hank Aaron
3B Mike Schmidt
1B Lou Gehrig
SS Cal Ripken Jr.
C Johnny Bench
On my Bench: Yogi Berra, Ken Griffey Jr. (before he got to Cincinnati), Roberto Clemente, Tony Gwynn, Brooks Robinson and Alex Rodriguez
(No, this isin't an All Time Greats team, but a team I tried to balance out with average, power, speed and defense, as if I was actually putting a team together. No sense getting 8 or 9 power hitters in the lineup if they can't run and bobble the ball more.)
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2154 times:
Damnit. I meant to list Honus Wagner on my bench as well. I was trying to keep a 25 man roster, but since I blew it, let me add Stan the Man, The Mick Ty Cobb and Pete Rose (Rose played hard every single second and I love that).
Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5503 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2124 times:
Quoting Logan22L (Reply 11): Hey, he's already on mine, and I've got him inked to a three-year pact!
So I saw, Logan. Be careful with the contract...you don't want him to use it as rolling papers The hilarious thing is he had no clue that he was supposed to pitch that day - or that there was even a game that day - until his girlfriend picked up the newspaper.
South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
Logan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2119 times:
Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 17): The hilarious thing is he had no clue that he was supposed to pitch that day - or that there was even a game that day - until his girlfriend picked up the newspaper.
I was reading about that. He also said that he had to catch a plane to San Diego and the air fare was $9.50 from LA (can I say that in Non-Av?).
"I was zeroed in on the (catcher's) glove, but I didn't hit the glove too much. I remember hitting a couple of batters and the bases were loaded two or three times.
The ball was small sometimes, the ball was large sometimes, sometimes I saw the catcher, sometimes I didn't. Sometimes I tried to stare the hitter down and throw while I was looking at him. I chewed my gum until it turned to powder. They say I had about three to four fielding chances. I remember diving out of the way of a ball I thought was a line drive. I jumped, but the ball wasn't hit hard and never reached me."
Texan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4309 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2095 times:
My team (does the batting order really matter?!?):
C - Micky Cochrane
1B - Jimmy Foxx
2B - Rogers Hornsby
3B - Mike Schmidt
SS - Honus Wagner
LF - Ted Williams
CF - Joe DiMaggio
RF - Mel Ott
SP - Bob Gibson, Carl Hubbell, Lefty Grove, Walter Johnson, Nolan Ryan
RP - Goose Gossage, Dennis Eckersly, Lee Smith, Rollie Fingers
1B - Lou Gehrig
2B - Eddie Collins
SS - Ozzie Smith
OF - Stan "The Man" Musial (had the wonderful opportunity to meet and talk with Stan, a complete class act)
OF - Carl "Yaz" Yastremski
OF - Tris Speaker
OF - Willie Mays
Think this team could be a champion
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."